Auto Repair Services to Ensure Your Car Stays in Tip-Top Shape

Keep your car running smoothly with services from Northup’s Service Center Towing & Recovery. We provide auto repair services in Washington County, RI, to ensure your vehicle stays in excellent condition. Here are just some of the many services we provide:

Oil Changes

Having your oil changed regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car in proper running order. There is no better way to keep your car in tip-top condition and have it run for thousands of miles than to have your oil changed whenever it’s recommended by the car manufacturer or the oil change shop.

Brakes and Brake Lines

Brakes may be the single most important safety feature of your car. It’s an absolutely essential part of your vehicle. Your brakes must be maintained at all times to ensure the safety of the people in your vehicle and others on the road.

Wheel Alignments

A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments is to ensure maximum tire life and a vehicle that tracks straight when driving along a straight and level road.


Taking care of your tires is an important part of car maintenance and ensuring you have the safest ride possible. Every year, people are injured and killed in tire-related accidents. While vehicle and tire manufacturers can be responsible for defective tires, underinflated and overloaded vehicles are also often to blame for tire failures.

Shocks and Struts

Shocks and struts are just one of many components of a vehicle that affect the drivability and comfort of the ride. The obvious initial impact on driving relates to the main purpose of shocks and struts—decreasing the impact of a rough road to give you a smooth ride. This is an important function, but there are others that may not be as obvious. Shocks and struts also affect ride control in various ways, such as braking, traction, and handling. It can even have an impact on tire tread wear.


Steering issues arise at some point with almost every vehicle. Steering systems on cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles take a lot of abuse and wear over time, which can cause them to become unreliable if not serviced regularly and properly. Each type of vehicle is subject to different steering problems and risks. If you ever notice your steering wheel or handlebars wobble or shake while driving or riding, or you notice it’s more difficult to maneuver your vehicle or make turns, you may have a steering malfunction.

Electrical Systems

Your car’s electrical system should be thoroughly checked and tested every two years or whenever serviced for any type of drivability problem. Many problems associated with day-to-day drivability are caused by voltage variations and must be the first step in troubleshooting any problem. This is due to the use of computerized controls in most cars, and even quite minor voltage changes can alter the controls.

Exhaust Systems

Your car not only has to help keep your family safe, but it also has to do its part to save the planet. Most people think their car’s exhaust system is designed only to reduce noise, but it’s also responsible for reducing harmful emissions from entering the atmosphere. Properly functioning mufflers and exhaust systems not only sound better, but are better for you, your car, and the environment.


Your car should receive a tune-up (often referred to as a “major service”) every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. During this tune-up, your car will receive some new parts that will help keep it out of the shop for a while.

Vehicle Inspections

A vehicle inspection is a procedure mandated by national or subnational governments in many countries. It involves inspecting the vehicle to ensure it conforms to regulations governing safety, emissions, or both. An inspection can be required at various times, e.g., periodically or on the transfer of title to a vehicle. If required periodically, it’s often termed a periodic motor vehicle inspection; typical intervals are every one or two years.